COACH LOVEDAY

Coach Nate was born and raised in Friendsville, TN and played soccer for school and club around the greater Knoxville area through his high school years. During his time as a Volunteer at the University of Tennessee where he earned a Kinesiology degree, he began his coaching journey with local elementary schools as a basketball coach, forming the foundation of his future as a teacher and coach.

After relocating to Middle Tennessee in 2016, Coach Nate discovered his passion for educating and found a home in Rutherford County Schools in the Rocky Fork community, serving as a Physical Education teacher at Rocky Fork Elementary since their inaugural year in 2019. He is the current Head Coach of the Rocky Fork Middle Boys’ Soccer team and served as the Storm Girls’ Head Coach for the last 4 seasons. Coach Nate’s passion is using the game of soccer to motivate and inspire his students and players to grow into their best selves.

Technique InstructionPositioning and Game Sense
Isolated, Combination, Game Situation
Passing, Dribbling, Shooting, Defending
Mechanic/Technique Analysis
Goal Setting and Tracking
Positional Play, Body Orientation, Movement Efficiency

Mentality + Thought Processes of a Soccer Athlete

STATS

8

YEARS OF SOCCER TRAINING

UNIVERSITY OF KNOXVILLE GRADUATE IN Kinesiology

PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER, 5+ YEARS